New Delhi. Veteran fast bowler Stuart Broad is performing brilliantly in the Ashes series between arch-rivals England and Australia. With 16 wickets in three Tests, he is not only England but also the highest wicket-taker for both the teams. The most important thing is that whenever captain Ben Stokes needed a wicket, Broad lived up to his faith most of the times. However, despite this, Broad is not his wife’s favorite cricketer.
This England fast bowler wrote in his column in ‘Daily Mail’ – Chris Woakes has become my wife Molly’s favorite cricketer after his match-winning performance in the third Test of the Ashes.
Mark Wood’s presence in the team was also appreciated
He wrote, ‘Voxy (Chris Woakes) is an amazing cricketer. He is my wife Molly’s favorite cricketer. Molly herself told me about this. When I asked – what about me? So he said – you are in second place. Thank you very much. I can say in praise of him (Chris Woakes) that he has helped us win two World Cup finals but last week at Headingley he gave the most important all-round performance. Along with this, Broad also appreciated the presence of Mark Wood in the playing XI of the third Test. In Headingley, Wood took seven wickets while troubling Australia’s batsmen with the speed of his balls.
Broad has taken the maximum 16 wickets in the series
Broad wrote in his column – England is a better team when Wood is there. Not only is the extra pace on his balls thrilling to watch, but he also infuses energy into the team. The fourth Test of the series will be held in Manchester from July 19 and England have retained Wood and Woakes in the team. After three Ashes Tests, Broad is the most successful bowler with 16 wickets at 24.94, followed by Australia captain Pat Cummins with 15 at 27 and Australia’s Mitchell Starc with 13 at 23.38. Are. Talking about batting, Usman Khawaja of Australia is at number 1. Born in Pakistan, Khawaja has scored 356 runs in six innings of three Tests at an average of 59.33.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 06:57 IST